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  1. Clutch e34m5 or e90 330ci

    General E46 Forum
    I've read about a billion threads on clutches and it seems that people used to like the e34m5 clutch for the 5 speed (330ci), but then I started seeing recommendations for the e90 330ci clutch. Any thoughts on this? My 330ci is from 2/2003, so do I have to take anything else into account, as...
  2. ISSUES with UUC Flywheel and Clutch

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    Hi All I have a 2005 330ci with a UUC lightweight Flywheel and clutch. The kit only has about 55,000KM on it and it's starting to slip pretty bad the last couple of weeks. I don't have a supercharger or Turbo on the car and i only track it couple times a year, so there is no way that it could...
  3. Valeo SMF non-SAC kit

    General E46 Forum
    edit: meant to include this more thorough review: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=958649 I replaced my stock DMF and clutch with a Valeo SMF kit early this year, around 175,000 miles. I have about 4,000 on the kit so far and love the engagement, feel, and responsiveness (granted...
  4. Need help prioritizing...

    General E46 Forum
    SO. I've had my '01 330i just about a year now, and have already done a decent number of repairs (alternator, battery, cooling refresh, valve cover (cracked) and gasket, disa, secondary air vacuum lines, fuel filter, pads and rotors, spark plugs, front sway bar end links, crankcase vent valve...
  5. Clutch Throwout Bearing Fork Pivot Pin - Installation

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    Good Morning Bimmers ~ I'm replacing my clutch on my 2002 325CI and I currently have the transmission out and I'm looking into the bell housing. I've taken off the old throwout bearing, and unclipped the fork from the spring and pivot pin. Here's my question: Does anyone know what the best...
  6. Yet Another xi Vibration Issue

    E46 Xi Forum
    I just bought a 330xi with quite a few problems, I've fixed the CSB/flex disc, new rear shocks, also new brake discs and new pads all around, + a bunch of little things for inspection. When I put the car in gear and release the clutch I hear a low pitched clunk as the drivetrain engages. When...
  7. 323i LWFW and clutch options

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    I haven't posted to the forum in awhile, but I'm looking for some advice on whether it might be worth it to upgrade when I change my clutch in the near future. I have a '99 323i with about 211k on the clock. I have put over 100k on the clutch the car came with but I know it's due for...
  8. Clutch Delay Valve

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    The previous owner installed a dummy valve that was hollowed out to replace the original CDV. I was thinking of removing it, but wasn't sure that it would make any difference. Any thoughts on a dummy valve vs. no valve? Thx.
  9. Input/Output transmission seal during clutch replacement?

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    Good Evening Bimmers ~ I'm preparing to replace the clutch (SAC) on my 2002 325ci and going through the procedure in my Bentley repair manual I see it is a "wise" time to replace the input and output transmission seals during this job. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations...
  10. Clutch Job - Rear Main Seal - Which type?

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    Good Morning Bimmers! I'm about to put a new clutch in my 2002 BMW 325CI and I've got just about all the parts picked out and on order. I have a question when it comes to the Rear Main Seal which goes around the end of the crankshaft: I see two part numbers out there. One P/N is...
  11. E46 OEM Clutch Manufacturer

    General E46 Forum
    About to replace my worn clutch, I want OEM (same as sold from dealership) but I see many kits online for a better price. Does anyone know where to find an OEM clutch kit / who is the OEM clutch manufacturer for E46 BMW? BMW designs with grace, I would feel most comfortable with using the same...
  12. Need a new clutch for my supercharged 325ci

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    Hey guys, I have a 2002 325ci, It's time for me to get a new clutch. Main problem being I have a supercharger so I'm trying to decide which clutch to chose for practicality, fun on the streets, and something that can handle the stress. I don't track my car so that's not anything to worry about...
  13. which clutch kit to buy

    E46 Xi Forum
    the Bimmerworld organic or the UUC organic? http://store.bimmerworld.com/e46z3-2000z4-lightweight-sprung-hub-clutchflywheel-kit-p788.aspx http://store.uucmotorwerks.com/lightweight-flywheel--clutch----e46-325ici-models-built-92003-and-later---22-spline-disk-kit-p1120.aspx has anyone ever...
  14. 6spd manual trans hard to shift in 1st in winter

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    I can't or almost impossible to shift in 1st when cold. Here are more details Its 2004 330Ci 6spd 85k miles original clutch. (No clutch slipping) 1) Difficult when trying to shift 1st in cold winter morning. 2) When warm, it gets better. 3) When engine OFF, all gears shift in smooth. (not...
  15. Supercharged 324ci help

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    Hey guys, I own a 2002 Supercharged (Active Autowerke stage 2) 325ci that has a 50 shot of dry nos (note I myself have never used the nos & plan on selling the kit). I bought the car off of a small dealer and it has 74k miles. I've owned it for 6 months now. (It's quite obvious the guy before...
  16. Help! Clutch recommendations?

    General E46 Forum
    I've been looking everywhere for a better clutch for my 2002 330Ci. I need something that can take the weekend beatings (did five autocross events and a couple track days this year), but doesn't absolutely suck to daily drive. I'm also looking for the single mass flywheel conversion kit, but I...
  17. Clutch replacement problem, could use some advice

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, Kinda new to the forum so forgive me for any posting errors I might make. But I am in the process of replacing my clutch, did the entire process without any major hitches using DIY's posted here and other places around the web until.... Always gotta be some annoying problem that makes...
  18. FS: Stage 2 Clutch Kit with Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel

    Engine & Performance
    I returned my 05 330I ZHP car to OEM stock setup for the clutch/flywheel and am looking to sell the Clutchmasters FX250 Clutch Kit w/ Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel that the PO had installed about 15-20K miles ago. The clutch grabs hard and doesn't slip. I am simply not tracking the car and for...
  19. Slight clutch slip on 330ci SMG, only when not in sport mode

    General E46 Forum
    Before i start, please, i have read all the horror stories and i would love to not be abused for buying an ssg/smg or whatever anyone wants to call it. OK, so i just bought this car yesterday. (my 4th e46.. addicted!) 2002 330ci m sport, 84k, full service history, great runner, super clean...
  20. Clutchmasters FX250 Clutch Kit w/Flywheel

    Engine & Performance
    I returned my 05 330I ZHP car to OEM stock setup for the clutch/flywheel and am looking to sell the Clutchmasters FX250 Clutch Kit w/ Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel that the PO put in. Get a great deal on a lightweight setup! Stage 2. The clutch and flywheel was installed around 20K miles ago...
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